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Talent pays

By - Thorn Muli | August 11th 2013

By Thorn Muli

One of my most memorable moments in school was participating in drama and music festivals. Even as I got to sharpen the skills called for by these platforms, the social break was always welcome as I got to interact with schools from across the country.

Well, since Monday, at least 600 schools and colleges have had the chance to live this experience in the 87th Edition of the annual Kenya Music Festival that is being held at Lions Primary School hall in Nakuru. Things are definitely looking up for the arts if the announcement by the festival’s executive secretary Benson Abwao, is anything to go by. The Government will sponsor 100 individuals to receive specialised music training in December for three weeks. This recognition of this sector is important as it a start in the formation of a solid base for an industry capable of absorbing youth who graduate in droves from learning institutions. Art entertains and teaches, and this festival is no different. There is a lot of entertainment even as the children learn through various themes that have been highlighted. The most dominant theme is the laptop project, expressing how keen the participants anticipate its implementation.

Enough of the serious stuff, Generation Next applauds all winners of the festival and participants too, for reaching the finals. On that note, Our High Flier and Top Gun have carved out careers around their talent. Read on to find out how, even as you enjoy your other favourite columns.

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